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Experimental analysis on a novel low-temperature vacuum drying with induced nucleation technique for dewatering stingless bees honey

Ahmad Syazwan, Ramli and F., Basrawi and Mohd Hazwan, Yusof and Oumer, A. N. and Nur Azfa, Johari and Azira, Muhamad and Mohd Razif, Mamat and Khairul, Habib and Ibrahim, Thamir Khalil (2018) Experimental analysis on a novel low-temperature vacuum drying with induced nucleation technique for dewatering stingless bees honey. Drying Technology. pp. 1-7. ISSN 0737-3937 (Print) 1532-2300 (Online)

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Abstract

Honey spoilage is a major problem in storing stingless bee honey. A new method of honey dewatering was developed using a low-temperature vacuum drying with induced nucleation technique. The research’s objective is to investigate the performance of this method in reducing honey’s water content. Two different dewatering temperatures were applied until honey’s water content reached below 20%. The honey’s chemical compound before–after dewatering from one of the samples was tested using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis. The dewatering rate improves significantly with higher temperature. The NMR analysis result found no changes in chemical compound before–after experiment except for ethanol.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dewatering; fermentation; honey; stingless bees; storage; water content
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohamad Firdaus Basrawi
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 08:51
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 08:51
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/23329
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